Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!

Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.

Who we are

Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.  

Look what's coming up!

Prospecting equipment swap and sell
March 10th at 8 pm

Bring anything you would like to sell or just show off!   

Share our Mission

tHe Hall of Geology, gems and minerals

Join us on Saturday, January 14th at 10 am at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in DC. 

small scale rock crushing and sampling  February 10th at 8 pm

Bring your own sample to crush and pan or choose one of ours! 

‚ÄčThe Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

See our Vision

What we do

The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations. 

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Join us on January 13th at 8 pm for Tales and Treasures from the Atocha Treasure Ship. 

always fun, always free!

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